A Salt and Battery

>> Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I knew this was going to be good when I realized I was the only person in this tiny Greenwich Village shop that didn't have an English accent. Listen, I'm not trying to say that good Fish and Chips are hard to find, I'm saying that excellent Fish and Chips is beyond a rarity in the realm of fried food, but yet A Salt and Battery gets its right.

Jef and I first heard about this place from an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and knew it must have been amazing since they dominated Bobby.

When you first walk into the shop the first thing you'll probably notice is how tiny the space is, then you see the menu on the wall and probably hear the hiss of delicious fish and chips (don't you dare call them fries!) being dropped into hot oil.

The menu is genius in it's simplicity, you chose a type of fish (I believe there are 6) and either the small or large portion. Do you want chips? Duh. A large to be precise. Then you wait 10 minutes and before you know it, the food can't hit your lips fast enough.

The fish is tender and flaky with a crust that is crispy but light, and not overly greasy (I don't know how they do it!) with the perfect tarter sauce and the chips. Oh the chips. They are freshly cut with perfect thickness and that combo of crunchy and mushy that I LOVE.

While having national fame, this place keeps true to its roots, providing authentic fish and chips to Americans who love fried food for a reasonable price. Most fish filets are between 5.75- 6.25 and chips are 3.75 - 5.25.

A Salt and Battery
112 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-2713

2 comments:

elizabeth October 14, 2008 at 2:05 PM  

I recognize this place from Food Network... oh my gosh it looked amazing!!!!!! I am so jealous!

carmen October 15, 2008 at 1:30 PM  

ooooo that sounds so good!

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